A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Oarai in Japan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.75 km (32 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000jguw. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000jguw. The temblor was reported at 05:40:55 / 5:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 141.5204° East, latitude 36.266° North, depth = 50.75 km. Global time and date of event 12/02/19 / 2019-02-12 20:40:55 / February 12, 2019 @ 8:40 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kitaibaraki, Hitachi-Naka, Katsuta (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kashima-shi (c. 65 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Hasaki (c. 39 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 82 km E of Oarai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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